If You Build It .... They Will Come!

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage NRDS # 146013739

You remember the movie "Field of Dreams"starring Kevin Costner.  It is a classic. The line " If you build it, they will come" helps me to remember that I am in command of my own business model.  This brings me to the defintion of "rainmaker" and how it applys to this blog.


Definition of "Rainmaker"

The dictionary definition of "rainmaker" is:

1) a person who attempts to cause rain to fall, either by rituals or by a scientific technique such as seeding clouds with crystals.

The informal definition of a rainmaker is:

2) a person who generates income for a business or organization by brokering deals or attracting clients or funds.


We couldn't have picked a better name to discribe what the ActiveRain Community is all about.  I look at both definitions and by combining them it becomes an even more accurate definition of what we are all about. 


Seeding the Clouds

To me, ActiveRain is about connecting with people to promote sharing ideas, techniques, processes and the exuberance of our industry.  I don't look at it as raining money as the picture and definition supports.  I believe that if you take care of the customer and put their needs above yours, then the business will continue to grow.  If you build it they will come!


Close to reaching a Milestone

In my journey to continue building my business, I have reached many milestones as we all have.  This particular milestone is directly related to ActiveRain.  I am very close to reaching 100,000 points.  Though this is a very modest achievement especially when compared to a great many rainmakers out there, I am excited to be close to that goal. 

If your intentions are pure, your customers will see that and they will be your best advocates.




Definition of Rainmaker - New Oxford American Dictionary - On line version


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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Congratulations on sticking with it and persevering to the 100,000 point mark. You are almost there!

Oct 29, 2014 06:19 AM #1
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Sherie so nice to see you!  And reaching 100,000 is a big deal! You'll be getting there soon!  Hope to see you at the next meetup:)

Oct 29, 2014 06:28 AM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sheri- 100,000 points is not a modest achievement at all.  It represents the hard work and dedication you've put into your blogging effort here. 

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Oct 29, 2014 07:56 AM #3
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Susan - Anna - Kathy,

Thank you all for the words of encouragement and the feature!!

Oct 30, 2014 05:27 AM #4
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing your insight . . . . great post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 30, 2014 01:17 PM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

The points will quickly build with regular blogging. Many bloggers will reciprocate with comments and many will 'like' the comments on your blogs. Best wishes for continued success.

Nov 03, 2014 11:06 PM #6
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

In advance of reaching the 100,000 milestone, congratulations and good job sticking to your blogging goals. Love your definitions, they are right on.

Nov 04, 2014 01:28 AM #7
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Keep seeding those clouds and making it rain Sheri, and congratulations on the soon to arrive milestone.

Nov 12, 2014 02:44 PM #8
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